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Thursday, March 23, 2017

What's Happening Today

* Documentary on HPV epidemic

Please join us for a screening of the poignant documentary, Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic, today from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Along with the movie screening, there will be a panel discussion and Q&A with local experts. Admission will be free.

This documentary takes a look into the lives of five women affected by HPV, the widely misunderstood and controversial virus that causes several types of cancer, including cervical. We welcome and encourage men and women to attend, as HPV effects everyone.

Submitted by Laura Connors

* Final performance of Ruby Sunrise tonight

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre opened The Ruby Sunrise by Rinne Groff on March 17. The last performance is tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Out of a remote 1920’s Indiana town emerges Ruby, a driven and capable woman who wants to change the world with the first all-electric television system. Groff’s inventive play follows two generations of strong-willed, Midwestern women working to overcome obstacles that challenge them from moving forward. In this underdog story, conflicts arise and tensions flare as the truth is questioned. Tune into this illuminating tale sure to leave audiences wondering how much is compromised when art imitates life.

Elisa Hoover, a senior theatre studies major from Atlanta, Georgia, takes the helm as director of the production. The cast includes senior Cody Vann, from Denton, Texas, and juniors Braden Wilkerson from Fort Worth, Texas., Miranda Schieving from Denver, Colorado; Paige Ward from, Round Rock, Texas, Aaron Gonner from Dubuque, Iowa; Simon Earle from Shorewood, Wisconsin; and Kira Vuolo from Westminster, Colorado.

The creative team for The Ruby Sunrise includes scenic design by junior Jacob Sellers from Fort Branch, Indiana; costume design by senior Olivia Rigdon from Colorado Springs, Colorado; lighting design by junior Baxter Pitt from McKinney, Texas; and sound design by senior Robbie Love from St. Louis, Missouri. The dramaturg is senior Emily Westing, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the stage manager is junior Emma Blevins from San Antonio, Texas. This production is under the technical direction of Department of Theatre professor Chuck Meacham.

Tickets are $11 for adults and $9 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may pick up their free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Seating is limited and patrons are encouraged to make reservations by calling 812-488–2031, Monday-Friday, noon-5:00 p.m.


Upcoming Events

* Philanthropy Week - every student benefits!

Philanthropy Week (March 27-31) at the University of Evansville is a time when we come together as a campus community to celebrate the gift of philanthropy. It is an opportunity to educate our students on how and why people donate to UE. We will also celebrate the generous donors who make it possible for many of our students to attend UE. 

Last year we had 7,378 donors! 

Drop by the Ridgway University Center from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. any day during Philanthropy Week to sign a huge 'Thank You' banner and write a thank you note to a UE donor. The banner will be displayed at our Gift of Scholarship dinner on Thursday, March 30. The personalized thank you notes will be mailed to Pep and Vim donors.

Awareness Day is Monday, March 27. Stop by a “Fact Snack” location and learn about how UE is supported. Who donates, how the funds are used, ways to give, and so much more!  

Pick up your “Fact Snack” from:

  • 11:00 a.m. in the Schroeder School of Business Building
  • Noon in Ridgway University Center
  • 1:00 p.m. in Graves Hall

Gratitude Day - Donuts for Donors is Tuesday, March 28. Last fiscal year, 40 percent of our employees gave back to UE! That is amazing support from within our campus community. Donut Bank donuts will be delivered around campus as a special thank you to our campus donors. Want a donut next year? Make a donation on March 31!

Class Act Day is Wednesday, March 29. For students at UE, Class Act Day is a chance to make a difference for future UE students and leave a legacy on the UE campus. At special tables set up in the Ridgway University Center, students can show their support and love for UE by making a gift. All students who make a gift of at least $5 will have their name written on a leaf that will be added to the giving tree.

Gift of Scholarship Dinner is Thursday, March 30. Every year, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations sponsors a dinner to bring donors and scholarship recipients together. Many of our students receive the gift of scholarship. This event provides an opportunity for students to personally thank a donor. Donors get to see how their gift of scholarship has directly impacted a student.

Pep and Vim Day of Giving is Friday, March 31. We need everyone’s help to reach our goal of 500 gifts in 24 hours. The Alumni Board will donate $10,000 if we reach our goal so please give on Pep and Vim!  A gift of any size counts and matters in the lives of UE students!

Submitted by Liz Riffert

* Renowned philosopher Nancy Snow to speak on campus

The speaker for the Eighth Annual William Connolly Lecture Series will be Nancy Snow, a philosopher widely renowned for her work on virtue. Her topic will be "From 'Ordinary' Virtue to Aristotelian Virtue." The lecture is planned for 7:00 p.m. tonight in Smythe Lecture Hall Room 170 Schroeder School of Business Building.

Submitted by Lisa Kretz

* Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day!

UE faculty and staff - enjoy a free tall coffee from your dining services team! Free coffee will be available in front of Café Court from 7:00-9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 24. You must show UE faculty/staff ID in order to receive coffee.

Submitted by Katie Nowlan

* Save a life! Red Cross blood drive hosted by Sig Ep

Sigma Phi Epsilon is hosting a Red Cross blood drive in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center on Thursday, April 6, from noon-4:00 p.m.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to sign up to donate blood. You can sign up at tables in Ridgway University Center on Wednesday-Friday, March 22-24.

If you have questions please contact

Submitted by Jacob Lutz

* Sunday Mass at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel

All are welcome to join us for Mass this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Fr. Godfrey will be our celebrant. Hope to see you there! For more information contact Olivia Voegerl at

Submitted by Lilee Robinson

* University Worship this Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

Join us in Neu Chapel this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. for University Worship.

Submitted by Dallas Gingles

* Health Careers Forum set for March 29

The EXSS Club and career development are hosting a Health Careers Forum Wednesday, March 29, from 6:15-8:30 p.m. in Room 100 in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science.

Professional panelists from different organizations in our area will come to share their experiences. This event will be a great opportunity for anyone who would like to make acquaintance with local health care professionals.

RSVP as soon as possible by adding your information to this sign-up sheet.

Attendees are asked to dress business-casual. All students from health career fields should plan to attend. There will be an MD, PA, PT, PTA and CLS personnel there.

Submitted by Kaela Guglielmo

* Chemistry Club bake sale planned for March 28

Come visit the Chemistry Club bake sale on Tuesday, March 28, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. We will have a table on the north side of the Koch Center for Engineering and Science. Help us raise money for Relay for Life by buying some yummy treats!

Submitted by Hannah E Clark

* Let's bowl! Spare Change for Warriors Bowling Tournament for charity

UE students, faculty members, and administration and the Tri-State community will gather to bowl for charity on Saturday, April 8 at 1:00 p.m. at River City Recreation on Weinbach Avenue. Proceeds from the tournament will be shared among Fallen Patriots, the winning team's charity of choice, and UEVETS student veterans organization. Please consider registering a team or sponsoring a lane for $120. Act fast, there are only 16 lanes/team spots available. Contact Chris Haynes at or 812-629-6777 for details.

Submitted by Cherie Leonhardt

* Scholars for Syria Poetry Slam

Scholars for Syria is excited to announce that it will be hosting its first ever Poetry Slam! The event will take place on Thursday, April 6 from noon-1:00 p.m., upstairs in Ridgway University Center. If you would like to participate, please add your name, title of piece, UE e-mail address, and notation as to whether you agree to being filmed during your performance to this sign-up sheet.

Please select a piece that will not exceed the five minute time limit.

The theme of this poetry slam is the Syrian crisis. While the theme is specific to Scholars for Syria's mission of advocating for and supporting Syrian students, we invite participants to speak about the following topics with respect to the humanitarian crisis in the Middle East: diversity, acceptance, violence, discrimination, war, love, peace.

Performance selection criteria:

  • May be original poetry
  • May be hand-selected from literature (Please credit the author.)
  • May be replicated from a video online (Please credit the author.)
  • May not contain vulgar language (Exceptions may be granted on an individual basis)
  • May not exceed five minutes

You will have access to a microphone.

Submitted by Kendra Mehling

* Swing Dance Fundraiser tickets

The UE Jazz Ensemble will once again be selling tickets to its annual Swing Dance Fundraiser. Tickets may be purchased from professor of music Timothy Zifer at, ext. 2878, or Room 144 in the Fine Arts Building - or at the door. The dance will be Saturday, March 25 at 8:00 p.m. in the Tropicana Executive Conference Center. The cost of the tickets are $10 and all of the proceeds go toward the UE Jazz program. Dancing, cash bar, and silent auction will be featured. Come swing with us!

Submitted by Timothy Zifer

* This Week in Music: Rite of Spring Gala and student recitals

Friends of UE Music's annual Rite of Spring Gala will celebrate the careers of three Department of Music faculty this year. Renato Butturi, John Jordan, and Edwin Lacy will be honored for over a century of teaching excellence at UE.

The Rite of Spring will be held on Saturday, March 25, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the Executive Conference Center at the Tropicana Evansville. In addition to celebrating the three honorees, the evening will includes cocktails, dinner, a musical program, jazz and dancing with the UE Jazz Ensemble, and a silent auction.

Tickets are $65 per person and are available now. For tickets or more information and to register on-line, visit the Rite of Spring web page or call 812-488-2754.

On Sunday March 26 at 4:00 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall, Harry Pickens will bring his trio for a return appearance on the Jazz Guest Artist Concert Series. Pickens, who is from Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the most outstanding jazz pianists in the Midwest, and long a favorite of Evansville audiences. He is a pianist, composer, teacher and motivational speaker, and his international career as a jazz musician has taken him to 17 countries throughout Europe, Japan, and the Americas.

He has collaborated with such greats as Art Blakey, Terrance Blanchard, Ron Carter, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Art Farmer, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Golson, Slide Hampton, Billy Higgins, Freddie Hubbard, Milt Jackson, Marian McPartland, Jackie McLean, James Moody, and Phil Woods.

Admission to the concert is $15 for adults, $10 for Evansville Jazz Society members and $5 for students with I.D. Tickets can be obtained by contacting the UE Department of Music at 812-488-2754, or may be obtained at the door.

For more information, contact Edwin Lacy, music advisor, Evansville Jazz Society, at 812-476-8923 or

Several student recitals are planned for next weekend.
On Saturday, March 25, in Wheeler Concert Hall:

  • Hannah Nilsen, soprano, will present her senior recital at 1:00 p.m.
  • Annie Cloud, clarinet, will present her junior recital at 2:30 p.m.
  • Anessa Brosman, mezzo-soprano, will present a senior recital 4:00 p.m.

On Sunday, March 26, in Wheeler Concert Hall:

  • Ashley Sliment, piano, will present a senior recital at 1:00 p.m.

All student recitals are free and open to the public.

Submitted by James Sullivan 

* Today's History Spring Lecture features William Bartelt

The History Department welcomes you to attend its annual Spring Lecture today - March 30 - at 4:00 p.m. in the Vectren Lecture Hall, Room 100, Koch Center for Engineering and Science. William (Bill) Bartelt, a native of Holland, Indiana, will be discussing his lecture topic "Robert Dale Owen: The Political Transformation of a Wordsmith."

Bartelt is a graduate of Indiana State University and the University of Evansville. He taught social studies at Evansville’s Harrison High School for 37 years and was the social studies and fine arts department chair at the school when he retired in 2005.

For over 15 summers he was employed as a ranger and historian at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial [two summers at Lincoln Home in Springfield]. From 1986 to 2007 he was an adjunct American history instructor at the University of Southern Indiana.

He is currently president of the Evansville Museum Board, a trustee of the Indiana Historical Society, secretary of the Indiana Library and Historical Board, a director of the Abraham Lincoln Association, a member of the Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana board of directors, and historian (and lay leader) of Trinity UMC in Evansville.

He has served as president of the Vanderburgh County Historical Society, as past president of the Southwestern Indiana Historical Society, and past president of the Newburgh Museum Foundation. In 2003 he received the Indiana Historical Society’s Hoosier Historian Award for contribution to historical scholarship. He was a member of the Federal Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission’s Advisory and Education Committees and served as vice-chair of the Indiana Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

In 2008 the Indiana Historical Society Press published his book There I Grew Up: Remembering Abraham Lincoln’s Indiana Youth.

Submitted by Katherine Martyn


Info You Should Know

* No parking Friday at Lutheran church across from campus

The staff at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer on Lincoln Avenue across from campus request that UE students and employees avoid parking in their lot on Friday, March 24. They will be hosting a memorial service that day and will need all available parking.

Submitted by Cherie Leonhardt

* Five for $25 Deals on Sale for UE Baseball and Softball

With University of Evansville baseball and softball in full swing, a special ticket deal has been announced for each sport.

For just $25, you receive tickets to five games against the top competition the squads will be playing in 2017. Along with your tickets, you will also get a free Purple Aces t-shirt.

The baseball promotion includes one any five games from the following series: USI (April 5), Indiana State (April 7-9), Northern Illinois (April 21-23), Missouri State (April 28-30), and Dallas Baptist (May 18-20). The series against NIU includes Alumni Day and the DBU series features Senior Day. 

On the softball side, the series include: Austin Peay (April 5), UT Martin (April 11), Southern Illinois (April 19), Indiana State (April 22-23), and Illinois State (April 29-30).  The series versus the Sycamores includes Alumni Day while Senior Day is part of the weekend against the Redbirds.

Fans can pick exactly which games and series they choose to attend. This season is also the first where beer is available at the concession stand.

To purchase your package or for more information, contact 812-488-ACES or email UE Assistant AD for Ticket Operations Scott Peace at

Submitted by Bob Pristash

* UE Garden intern needed

Are you interested in gardening? In eating well with fresh food? In caring for and beautifying your surroundings?

If so, you may be interested in becoming an intern in the UE Garden program this summer. Working with faculty and other local gardeners, you will learn to care for vegetables and fruits. Garden produce is shared among people who work in the garden; excess produce is either sold cheaply at on-campus farmers' markets or donated for use in local food pantries. A stipend is available for this position and certain conditions apply; please see the stipend application on the Experiential Education web page.

Complete program description and application directions can be found at listing # 906228

 Log in to UE JobLink to view and apply.

Submitted by Donna Schmitt

* UE Stories Abroad: Alexis in Morocco

Head over to the study abroad web page to read more about international studies student Alexis Whitacre and her experience so far studying in Morocco! Learn all about Alexis's relationship with her host family, how she faces the language barrier, and what advice she'd give to any future study abroad students.

Read Alexis’s story on the UE Stories Abroad web page.

Submitted by Greta Becker

* Need financial aid for summer courses?

If you are seeking financial aid to help pay for summer courses at UE, please complete a summer financial aid application, also available in the Office of Financial Aid. We will help you examine your options for aid, which in most cases during the summer term is limited to: federal loans (direct or plus), private student loans, federal Pell grants, tuition remission (employees and dependents), and student employment. Refer to the summer form to determine the types of aid for which you may be eligible based on your anticipated enrollment status.

On-campus jobs are available for continuing UE students during the summer. You do not need to be eligible for need-based federal/state work-study during the academic year in order to apply. You may also apply regardless of your enrollment in summer courses. Applications are available within the Student Employment area of WebAdvisor.

Submitted by Amy Sowders

* Interested in law school? New legal studies minor is for you!

If you’re interested in law school or a job in the legal professions, UE’s new legal studies minor is for you!

This minor complements many majors including, but not limited to:

• Political science
• International studies
• Criminal justice
• Sociology
• Psychology
• History
• Business
• Health services
• Communications
• Philosophy
• Environmental studies.

Students planning to enter the legal profession are advised to pursue baccalaureate degrees in academic areas best suited to their interests. While the new legal studies minor complements the above majors well, it can be paired with any existing major.

The minor requires Law and Society (LS125) and Constitutional Law -- both providing necessary context and background for any of the legal professions - plus a variety of electives for more specific law-oriented courses such as business law, criminal law, or environmental law.

LS125: Law in Society is offered in Fall 2017. Add it to your registration list! 

The minor brings together a number of law-oriented courses currently being taught at UE across disciplines and colleges. 

Contact Kevin Gray, legal studies program director, at for more information.

* University of Evansville catering issues

Catertrax, UE Catering website, is experiencing system issues. Please confirm and make changes to your catering order by phone 812-488-2065 or e-mail

Submitted by: Katie Nowlan 

* Nominations being accepted for Outstanding Senior Service Awards

Do you know a senior deserving of the highest award given by UE? Ten finalists will be honored at a luncheon in May and one male and one female will be given this award at commencement. Selection is based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and future contribution to society.

The Guthrie May and Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Senior Service Awards nominations will be accepted March 20-April 11.

Please download the nomination application and print it out and share copies with students whom you would like to nominate so they can complete the requirements and submit their applications. Copies are also available in the Office of the Dean of Students.

Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students by April 11. Questions can be referred to Karen Martin at or 812-488-2500.

* Last chance for nominations for Dean of Students Leadership Awards

Nominations for consideration of The Howard S. Rosenblatt Dean of Students Leadership Awards are due by this Friday, March 24. These awards will be presented at the 24th Annual Leadership Awards Reception scheduled for April 19 at 7:00 p.m.  Invitations will be prepared by the Center for Student Engagement. 

Awards are presented in the following categories:

• Student Organization Advisor of the Year
• Student Organization of the Year
• Student Leader of the Year

Over 80 percent of UE students participate in at least one student organization or program. These organizations are successful because of the commitment of the student leaders and the advisors who give freely of their time and support.

The recipients of these awards are selected based on their commitment to the University of Evansville as well as the development and success of their efforts within their chosen student organization.

The deadline for nominations is March 20. You can download a nomination form or stop by Room 230 in the Ridgway University Center to pick up a nomination form from the Dean of Students Office. Return the completed nomination form and essay to the Dean of Students Office, located in Room 230 in the Ridgway University Center, or by e-mail to

If you have any questions, please contact the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students office at 812-488-2500 or by e-mail via

Thank you in advance for celebrating our student leaders’ achievements!



* Katterhenry named MVC Golfer of the Week

University of Evansville golfer Kayla Katterhenry was named the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week on Wednesday after posting a second-place finish in Sevierville, Tennessee.

Katterhenry tied for second place out of 44 participants as the University of Evansville Women’s Golf squad took part in the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate in Sevierville.  Katterhenry carded scores of 73 in the first two rounds, both just two strokes over par. 

She completed the tournament with a 74 to wrap up the tournament with a 220.  She finished just one stroke off the win.

The ladies are back on the golf course on Monday, March 27, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Submitted by Bob Pristash



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